Thursday, December 13, 2007

Upcoming Show: Chiura Obata

While perusing the Smithsonian Museum of American Art website to find out exactly where Ross’s painting demo will be, I came across the following on an upcoming exhibition.
Obata's Yosemite
Feb. 22 through June 1, 2008
In 1927, Chiura Obata (1885–1975) visited Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, where he made approximately 100 drawings in pencil, watercolor and sumi ink. Between 1928 and 1932, while Obata was in Tokyo, he transformed these California landscape watercolors and sketches into a limited-edition portfolio titled "World Landscape Series." "Obata's Yosemite" features 27 prints and watercolors and a series of approximately 21 progressive proofs. This display is the first time the artist's prints have been publicly exhibited on the East Coast. Joann Moser, senior curator for graphic arts, is the curator of the exhibition.

Curious, I googled the painter Chiura Obata and came across this terrific website: Obata’s work includes terrific block prints, water colors, and sumi-e.

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